Mt. Zion Church School is a historic African American school located in Lowndes County, Alabama. Founded in 1890, it was one of the first schools in the county for African American children. The school was originally located in a one-room building, but over time it expanded and became an important community center.
In addition to serving as a school, Mt. Zion Church School also served as a church and community meeting place. The building features a large sanctuary and classrooms on the second floor. The first floor was used for community events and meetings.
The school played an important role in the civil rights movement in Alabama. In 1965, it served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, who led the historic Selma to Montgomery March.
Today, the school has been restored and serves as a museum and community center. It is a popular destination for visitors interested in learning more about the history of African American education and civil rights in Alabama.